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Is it safe to take phentramine with seizure medication?

Is it safe to take phentramine with seizure medication?

Phentermine: Depends on the seizure medication. Ask your pharmacist to run a drug interaction check with your meds and phentermine. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Is it safe to take baby off medication if his seizures stop?

Is it safe to take baby off medication if his seizures stop?

No: Medications should not be discontinued without consulting your neurologist first. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) with epilepsy medication (epilem), im worried its going to worsen my seizures?

Is it safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) with epilepsy medication (epilem), im worried its going to worsen my seizures?

Yes.: There is data that Effexor can slightly lower the seizure threshold slightly in the general population. In those with epilepsy antidepressants with serotonergic function can actually raise the seizure threshold. The most recent literature clearly states venlafaxine is safe in those with epilepsy: http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/s0014299911009526. The xr form may be safer still. ...Read more

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Hi, my father is epileptic (70 years old). He hasn't had a seizure in 15 years but takes medication for it. Is it safe for him to take Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana to deal with stress?

Hi, my father is epileptic (70 years old). He hasn't had a seizure in 15 years but takes medication for it. Is it safe for him to take Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana to deal with stress?

May stop: If no seizure in 2 years, may consider to stop medications after consultation with his physician. There is no scientific evidence that Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana or other similar products will help to deal with stress ...Read more

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I'm on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?

I'm on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?

Combo is safe: You can safely take Fastin (phentermine) and Suboxone but there are much better, more effective and safer weight loss drugs then Fastin (phentermine). It is also safe to follow a diet and increase your exercise while taking Suboxone. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to take at these times?

My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to take at these times?

Why amitriptyline?: I'm curious why this was prescribed since it causes drowsiness with other known side effects opposite of phentarmine. I'm assuming it's for depression in this particular case. Please review further of your medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I ran out of my seizure medication and had to just stop taking it due to running out when I get it do I take it like I was before?

See below: Don't wait, either call your doctor to renew the medication or go the the emergency room of your local hospital. Either way, it is much better to continue taking medication on a regular basis and not having seizures than possibly being admiited to the hospital because you had a seizure on the street. Or sidewalk and injured yourself. If you go to the ed bring your medication bottle. ...Read more

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I have seizures so my head hit stuff. Medication is not much effective, but I take themanyway. Are there any story about recover completely?

I have seizures so my head hit stuff. Medication is not much effective, but I take themanyway. Are there any story about recover completely?

Yes.: Work with a good group of physician including neurologist, physiatrist and neurosurgeon, there is hope the fully recover! Please don't give up! ...Read more

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What can you do if you accidentally take too much seizure medication?

What can you do if you accidentally take too much seizure medication?

Might need to delay: You might need to delay a dose. Generally, you should get some input from your neurologist. ...Read more

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If I continue to take my seizure medication, will my baby be affected?

If I continue to take my seizure medication, will my baby be affected?

Talk to your doctor: What medication are you taking? Some seizure medications are not recommended during pregnancy but it is also harmful to your baby if you have a seizure. You need to balance the risk and benefit, talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more

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I have venous angioma, I take valparin 1 pill and eptoin 2 pills) every night. I had my last seizure before 8 years. Should I continue my medication?

I have venous angioma, I take valparin 1 pill and eptoin 2 pills) every night. I had my last seizure before 8 years. Should I continue my medication?

RISK ANALYSIS: It is possible that you could be stable enough at this point to consider modifying your medication, but when tapering an epilepsy drug, there is risk of withdrawal seizure even when done properly. If you do wish to proceed, first make sure your physical exam is normal, and an eeg also normal, then slowly taper one drug only, with close doctor followup. Do over at least 3-4 month period. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop an anti seizure medication after only a week?

Is it safe to stop an anti seizure medication after only a week?

Consult your doctor: Before stopping any medications. Without knowing the cause of your seizure, or your risk factors really can't say. ...Read more

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Are there any relaxants that I can take while on a anti-seizure medication?

Are there any relaxants that I can take while on a anti-seizure medication?

Seizures relaxants: Some relaxants can be used in combination as an anti-epileptic with seizure meds, as klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan. Your doc can guide you further. ...Read more

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Which cough and allergy medications can people who've had seizures not take?

Which cough and allergy medications can people who've had seizures not take?

Decongestants: Oral decongestants can be stimulating to the brain and can trigger seizures, these are to be avoided. Otherwise second generation antihistamines and nasal sprays are generally safe to take. ...Read more

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Would you take anti-seizure medication if you knew you did not have seizures anymore?

Would you take anti-seizure medication if you knew you did not have seizures anymore?

Maybe: Weaning off meds after a long seizure free period should be done under the supervision of your doctor. Remember that just because meds control your condition does not mean it is cured. ...Read more

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Do seizure medications treat trigeminal sensory pain or just alleviate pain? If they are a treatment, how long do I need to take them?

Trigeminal pain.: Typically, these medications are used to treat the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia by calming the nerve down and reducing the amount of pain signals generated by the nerve. Patients will typically remain on the medication as long as they have symptoms. You may want to consult a neurosurgeon to discuss potential surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia if the medication is not working for you. ...Read more

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Why would I need to take seizure medications after a surgery to remove a malignant tumor?

Prevent seizures: If you have previously had a seizure because of your tumor, you will need to take seizure meds for a while. If you have not previously seized, then the meds are simply used as a precaution to prevent future seizures. The use of prophylactic seizure meds is currently being studies and mildly controversial. I personally do use seizure meds in all my malignant brain tumor patients. ...Read more

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I have had 2 gran mal seizures. My EEG results were said to be "mildly abnormal." 5 medications I take can provoke seizures. What should I do?

Ask your neurologist: This is a common problem. I would ask yoiur primary care physician and or the one prescribing your medication to be in touch with your neurologist. They may be able to identify alternatives to what yoiu are taking to reduce your risk of medication related seizures. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink a small glass of wine, if your on medication for seizures?

Yes: Do not take the mediation with wine. However, later on a little wine may help calm the system and allow for relaxation and a sense of control that is necessary to help the brain manage the seizure condition. ...Read more

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15. Female. (108lbs) 5'7ft Does not take medication. Seems like absence seizures. Spinning sensation. Severe fatigue (over 3 months) Enlarge nodes?

15. Female. (108lbs) 5'7ft Does not take medication. Seems like absence seizures. Spinning sensation. Severe fatigue (over 3 months) Enlarge nodes?

See MD: Symptoms are a concern. See your regular MD. He/she will work up the problem. Perhaps refer to a specialist. ...Read more

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I take seizure medication. Levels for my carbatrol tested high. In the past few days I have developed large darkening bruises on my biceps. Help.

I take seizure medication. Levels for my carbatrol tested high. In the past few days I have developed large darkening bruises on my biceps. Help.

Tegretol: Carbatrol is a long acting form of tegretol. Bruising may indicate a side effect of the medication where the blood doesn't clot properly. It is important to see your prescribing physician as soon as possible to regulate the proper level of medication and exclude any harmful side effects. ...Read more

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I have anxiety attacks and I have a seizure disorder and I don 't want to take a anything that will interfere with my medications keppra (levetiracetam) 1250 mg?

I have anxiety attacks and I have a seizure disorder and I don 't want to take a anything that will interfere with my medications keppra (levetiracetam) 1250 mg?

Agree w Dr. Husar: Are you using non-medical approaches to address your anxiety? There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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I take seizure medication after having brain surgery that removed a malignant tumor. I am wanting to go off now?

I take seizure medication after having brain surgery that removed a malignant tumor. I am wanting to go off now?

Do not: Do not go off seizure medication without explicit direction from your doctor. Going of seizure medication can precipitate a very serious form of seizure called status epilepticus. ...Read more

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I take seizure medication after having brain surgery that removed a malignant tumor. The medication is forever?

It depends: Some patients may be seizure free after total resection of a brain tumor. It's best to consult with their doctor. ...Read more

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So does that mean I can take the pill plan b even if im taking medication for seizures it's called divalproex delayed?

So does that mean I can take the pill plan b even if im taking medication for seizures it's called divalproex delayed?

Not big problem: Would suggest contacting the doctor who treats your seizures, and discuss if any need to adjust your dose, but otherwise, would not be too concerned about drug drug interactions under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Vitamin question. Can biotin interfere with seizure medication. I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) and want to take something for my hair loss.

Vitamin question. Can biotin interfere with seizure medication. I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) and want to take something for my hair loss.

Biotin & Keppra (levetiracetam): Although there is no evidence that biotin interacts with any medication, there are some medications that may deplete biotin levels. These include those used to control seizures. It is best to first talk to your health care provider before starting biotin or any other vitamin supplement. This includes topical Rogaine for hair loss as there can be an interaction with Keppra (levetiracetam). ...Read more

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I take lamactil, 100mg, bid for seizures. Is it safe to take OTC cold meds?

I take lamactil, 100mg, bid for seizures. Is it safe to take OTC cold meds?

Yes: Just be sure to check for interactions before taking the otc meds. In general, it should be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take diet pills of I an taking lamactil for seizures?

Is it safe to take diet pills of I an taking lamactil for seizures?

Yes and no thoughts: It may depend on what diet pill and how much you take. Also, if your weight changes dramatically, you may need to change the dose of your lamotrigine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take codeine when on sodium valproate. Had a major seizure last night after taking it.

No interaction: There is really no interaction, however, if your seizures have been under good control until you took the codeine, then I would not risk it again. Anything that depresses the nervous system (brain) can precipitate a seizure. ...Read more

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Is Imitrex basically the same as relpax (eletriptan)? I take Imitrex regut but my dr has now given me relpax (eletriptan) is it safe to take if I have had one seizure before

Caution: Both of these medications are " triptan's" with similar properties. They both can reduce the seizure threshold. If you have had a seizure before you should check with a neurologist before starting this new medication. ...Read more

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I had my first and only tonic-clonic seizure last June. I take 2000 mg of Keppra everyday & have had no problems. Is it safe to take 5 mg of Cialis?

I had my first and only tonic-clonic seizure last June. I take 2000 mg of Keppra everyday & have had no problems. Is it safe to take 5 mg of Cialis?

Here are some...: Before taking Cialis, you are advised to be evaluated & counseled by following the suggestions & instructions described in articles listed in Erectile Dysfunction in http://sick-ask. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html since the info pertaining to specifics & relevance does not suffice to deduce right conclusion for counseling and advice. So, follow instructions as stated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take wellbutrin sr and Xanax (alprazolam) together daily and can I take them at the same time? I'm also worried about my seizures. Will I be ok?

Is it safe to take wellbutrin sr and Xanax (alprazolam) together daily and can I take them at the same time? I'm also worried about my seizures. Will I be ok?

Yes: Wellbutrin, is a commonly prescribed antidepressant, now gone generic due to age. Xanax (alprazolam) is also "well aged" and is available in the generic form Alprazolam wellbutrin, as is the case with all rx drugs, must report every possible side effect. Don't read the package insert and follow your drs advise. The combination should be fine and work well.







My advise is to not read the package insert, . ...Read more

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I want to get flu shot this year but last yr I had a seizure from it. I have asthma and work around kids alot. Is it safe to take?

I want to get flu shot this year but last yr I had a seizure from it. I have asthma and work around kids alot. Is it safe to take?

Check with your doc: A seizure from a flu shot seems unusual. Are the doctors sure it was from that?? Someone like you would be at 'high risk' for the flu -so it would help to find out. There is something called 'chemo prophylaxis' that can protect you from the flu. Essentially that involves taking a medicine like Tamiflu if you have a real exposure. (Like a kid with the flu coughs in your face). It's worth looking 2 ...Read more

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I take lamictal 200mg twice daily for seizure Is it safe to take with Chanca Piedra? I found out I have kidney/gallstone and heard it is good

I take lamictal 200mg twice daily for seizure Is it safe to take with Chanca Piedra? I found out I have kidney/gallstone and heard it is good

Should be ok: It should be ok to take these together.

Do you know if it is a kidney or a gall stone? These are treated a bit differently. ...Read more

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I've never had a seizure or nerve pain, is it safe to take gabapentin for anxiety/insomnia? I've tried other meds with no success. Thoughts on med?

I've never had a seizure or nerve pain, is it safe to take gabapentin for anxiety/insomnia? I've tried other meds with no success. Thoughts on med?

Gabapentin: Some have used Gabapentin with success for anxiety. Since you say you've had little success with other medications, I encourage you to seek out psychotherapy (generally with a psychologist, etc) as a potent part of anxiety ; insomnia treatment. What kind of evaluation have you had for your difficulties? Have you been working with a psychiatrist? ...Read more

Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Phentermine (Definition)

Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more